MarkoNm (1025) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown color, topped with an average sized beige colored head. Roasted malts, some notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste starts sweet, followed by some roastines and coffee notes in the finish. Mildly bitter. A decent dunkel.
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with an off white head. Very mild toasted malts, mild sweetness, faint coffee notes, toffee, and some soft bitterness in the finish. Not bad.
MisoW (2072) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at work by Simon. Pours brown color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasted malt, coffee.
3fourths (8391) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle dated October 18 2014, so it’s expired. Smells of solvent and cola malt with sharp hairspray notes. Medium bodied, chewy and sweet and syrupy, showing more of a nutty and toasty malt and cedar-pepper hop character in the finish. Pretty simple malt character, and the low carbonation doesn’t support it well so it sits flabby and chewy and comes across like malzbier, especially up front. The finish is nicely long and there’s more depth in the back.
bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with orange glints and a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Flavor is chocolate and dark malt, and maybe a touch of vanilla. Finishes just a short way off dry. Nice dunkel.
Ernest (6515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (BB Oct 16, 2014, 5.0% ABV).
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee, cocoa, bread), lightly hoppy (herbs).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Smells fairly nice...very coffee-ish, definitely more towards the Schwarzbier side of the spectrum IMHO. A little too sweet in the mouth, though, as far as the lingering sugars in the finish.
rozsoma (522) - HUNGARY - JUL 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gyenge, teljesen elüt az igazi prágai dunkles-től, mintha csak színezték volna.
Kita (1311) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 0.50l. Cloudy dark brown color with thin creamy tan-like head and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and herbal hops. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel and toffee, follows by gently roasted malt, coffee and grainy sourness, while finish is pleasant bitter. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Very well balanced and tasty...
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.5l from local market, Helsinki. Originally rated 22072012. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some chocolate and malts.
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500 ml from Cesky Krumlov. Pours dark hazy amber with beige head. Malty aroma. Roasted malts and caramel flavor.